The 2019 Hartford Half Marathon will be my 9th half marathon--a feat I could not have imagined just a few years ago! Running and running friendships have had such a positive impact on my physical wellness and well being—I wish I had discovered them sooner! I support Girls on the Run because it encourages girls to be active and build confidence from a young age. I've come to realize that exercise can actually be fun with friends! And I'm lucky to have supportive friends to push me over the finish line.